Thompson has been known for his deadpan approach to media gatherings, giving non-answers to questions and leaving those covering the conference scrambling for an angle to their story – much like I am right now.
Thompson was asked about free agents – he said they don’t talk about those things, but are working to bring at least a couple back – Greg Jennings and Cedric Benson.
He talked about injured players and said they were hoping to get by the injury bug and move on.
He was asked about running back DuJuan Harris and said, “There’s a lot more we need to get to know about him, but he did a good job for us.”
He said he was happy for those front office guys who have moved on to bigger and better opportunities in the league (John Dorsey) and then took a big swallow – you can probably guess what he was really thinking.
He was asked about the read-option and whether it was in the league to stay and said, “I don’t know. History will determine that. Several teams are doing something similar.” And then we all wonder if the Packers will be part of that movement – not.
As Thompson concluded his media address as quickly as he began it, reporters on Twitter joked about Thompson: Here’s John Rehor’s comment: “I think it would be great if Ted Thompson did an entire press conf in pig Latin, just for shits and giggles.”
While others talked about the way he stood, what he was wearing and his penchant for saying words, but having nothing really said.
And life in the NFL continues …